Andrea Levene - Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Registered Nurse
"Here to support you to manage your thoughts and feelings, which may have been holding you back from enjoying the good things life has to offer"
Hello! My name is Andrea, welcome!
How are you feeling today? Are you looking for support for your self or someone else? Have you been feeling anxious? Not able to sleep? Lonely? Angry? Sad? Not able to motivate yourself any longer? If any of these or other issues have been a barrier to achieving your goals and living your best life. Then It doesn't have to be this way forever.
I have trained and worked in healthcare as a registered nurse for over 30yrs. My passion for supporting individuals continues and I have had further training and am currently working in private practice as an accredited counselling psychotherapist. In the process I have gained invaluable experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who present with a wide range of issues.
The current world health crisis have raised more awareness of how circumstances can change the course of life. It is not surprising to know that many people are trying to deal with the challenges. However we can make a difference by talking through your feelings and can help you manage and maintain stable mental health and well-being. (You are not alone, but you are unique).
I use an integrative approach in my work based on your individual needs. It means that I can combine different skills to fit into your treatment plan. This helps to be flexible in your treatment as you journey through the process of therapy.
For example I may tap into skills such as mindfulness and relaxation exercise or another approach. Its basically to fit in with your holistic needs, but also depends on progress and your preference. These skills can help you to gain more awareness and insight into your thoughts and emotions. You can also learn new skills to be used during the time when you are away from the sessions. A good way to stay motivated also.
I provide a private practice in which you will be able to feel safe and comfortable, to share your experience and to take whatever you need to get your life back on track.
I can help you with the following problems:
- Work-related stress
- Types of Depression
- Health-Related changes
- Unwanted Habits
I am bound by the National Counselling Society's (NCS) Code of Ethics and professional conduct, whose aim is to ensure I am a safe and competent practitioner.
I have regular supervision to support my practice
I hold the following
Current CRB (DBS service)
Professional Indemnity insurance
Getting in touch...
If you have any questions or would like to book a free no-obligation 30 mins session, then I welcome you to call or text me on 07529195405 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Regular CPD training
- Trained nurse with over 30 yrs experience, general nursing both private and NHS services.
- Currently training in Masters Practitioners Dip CBT
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy(Dip CP)
- Professional Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
- Licentiate Member (Dip Hip),
- Advanced level Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
These courses have received accreditation by the Royal College of Nursing. (RCN). I work with a range of issues and with all backgrounds.
My experience also includes volunteering at an Adult mental Health Drop-in Centre, talking with clients with varying degree of mental health issues, which is an invaluable experience.
I hold professional indemnity insurance covered by the Royal College of Nursing/Howden Insurance Brokers.
I also receive Supervision from a qualified Supervisor.
I maintain my practice by attending regular Continuous Professional Development courses (CPDs) and workshops.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
culture and diversity
£55.00 - £65.00 per session
Concessions will be discussed during the consultation.
Covid - 19 (Face to face will resume soon)
I am currently working via
- Telephone/video calls
Concessions offered for
I understand that due to economic changes, some people may not be able to cover the full fees for their sessions. I am willing to discuss certain concessions at consultation session.